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788 days ago

Craftsman or Mission style entry door - 11 replies

I have come to like the Craftsman/Mission style of furniture and have built a few pieces for my home. It is time to replace my front entry door and I would like to build one with windows in the top third of it and side lights. My problem is, I have never built a door before and I can’t find any plans on the internet.My question is: Does...

1002 days ago

GOO GONE GOOF - 7 replies

I assembled two pieces of birch with double sided carpet tape in order to match machine them. So far so good. The machining went well. I pried the pieces apart with a 5 in 1 painter’s tool. still going good. I peeled off the carpet tape and discovered both parts had tape residue on them. Without thinking, I grabed a bottle of GOO GON...

1200 days ago

box joint SPLINTERS, UGH! - 5 replies

Years ago I built my first box joint jig just to have it. It just sat around and sat around, never getting any use. I also had some very beautiful but small QSWO scraps that I couldn’t bring myself to throw away but didn’t know what to do with. Then, last month, I saw a finger jointed salt box on this site. “Ahaa” say...

1484 days ago

Through mortices in thick lumber - 7 replies

Hi, Over the last couple of years I have developed a fondness for Mission Style furniture. I have struggled to get tight fitting through mortice and tennon joints especially in thick lumber such as legs. I have a morticing machine, a couple of drill presses, a horizontal router table and a vertical router table. But I still have to really ...

1506 days ago

hook and loop for drum sander - 12 replies

I have started to build a stand alone drum sander. The drum is made of 32, 3/4” X4’ MDF discs. They are applied to a 1” cold rolled shaft and to each other using West System epoxy. Now I need to get the hook and loop material to hold the sand paper on and need a supplier. Any hints? Thanks in advance,Kimball

1631 days ago

bench doughnuts - 4 replies

I’m retired and have more time and wood scraps than money. Although I don’t advocate undercutting the profits of an invention, This one is so easy that I had to share. While I was shopping in my local 99c store, I noticed some packages of 5 1/2” non slip Gripper Pads. (same material as non slip router pads) and thought, h...

1756 days ago

mission stain - 1 reply

I am just finishing up a craftsman style F/P mantle that is flanked by a pair of matching book cases. I used 1/4 sawn white oak throughout and found that the mission gel stain from Rockler was beautiful but pricey. I Emailed Minwax with a querry about what they had to offer and they said that I should try their English Chestnut #233. It was n...

1756 days ago

wiping poly - 6 replies

I have been using wiping poly for years and love the finish. I am somewhat lazy and have been purchasing the pre-mixed variety. Now I can only find the waterbased variety at my local (24 miles away) home depot. I tried it and hate it. The paint man informed me that the oil based variety was just the poly cut w/paint thinner but he didn’...

1806 days ago

huge... HUGE... (for me) bridle joint - 2 replies

I am building a new mantle for my corner fireplace in the Greene and Greene tradition (somewhat). The mantle will consist of two, 8/4 boards (1 3/4” x 12” x 84” and 1 3/4” x 12” x 96”). They will be joined with a bridle joint and pegged w/ mesquite (I live in the desert). The 84” board will form the o...

1846 days ago

Morris chair design - 3 replies

Hey fellow woodchucks, I have some left over quarter sawn white oak and started to plan on making a mission style foot rest. Well, researching this led of course to the famous Morris chair. Unfortunately, the designs that I have seen leave something to be desired. Does anyone out there have something fresh ( I prefer the small spindles)?Th...

1878 days ago

mission / arts and crafts style sconce - 1 reply

Hey Fellow Sawdust Churners,I was just wondering if anyone had a really wonderful design for a mission/ arts and crafts wall (interior) sconce?Thanks, Kimball

1888 days ago

craftsman bookcase - 13 replies

I am about to build a 56” high craftsman bookcase with glass door inserts. I have a set of rail and stile bits but am wondering if the joint is strong enough for doors of that size. Perhaps mitered half lap joints held together with pins? Any thoughts or observations? Thank you, Kimball


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